Looking for the best drug store creams

In one of my previous  posts “When to apply face cream”, I suggested the best time to apply face cream was at night. You will obviously want to apply some type of cream before you go out for the day specifically one with some sunscreen.

If wrinkles are your worst enemy, then retnol is wrinkles worse enemy. Retinol, can also improve lines and discoloration. Retnol products can sometimes cause some redness. So guess when you should use it? That’s right at night! The strongest drug store retnol cream you can get is around 2.5%

For aging skin, dermatologists like to prescribe tretinoin and retinoic acid. These are basicaly stonger variations of Vitamin A. Retinol, found in over-the-counter products, changes to retinoic acid when you put it on your skin

So for me if your going to buy over the counter or drugstore creams you want to buy the strongest one you can.


Best drugstore creams

  • 2.5% CLINICAL STRENGTH Retinol anti-wrinkle, anti-aging cream will truly diminish the signs of aging while nourishing your skin with the most natural and potent ingredients available.
  •  Large 4oz size.
  • CRUELTY FREE, 71% organic and vegan retinol formula is safe for all skin types.
  • ALL NATURAL –  does not contain fillers or harmful fragrance, dyes



VITAMIN A WORKS! Retinol is one of the most effective ingredients for reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin A is proven to improve pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture, skin tone, color, as well as increase your skins hydration levels. ULTIMATE RETINOL is the most advanced Retinol product currently available. We have designed a delivery system that allows very high strength 2.5% Retinol to be used around the eyes and even by people with sensitive skin.



  • 100% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee!
  • Large 1.7 OZ Size – Nearly Twice The Amount Of Product As The Standard 1 OZ Sizes!
  • 2.5% Strongest Available Without A Prescription & 2.5 Times The Typical 1% Offered In Other Retinol Creams!
  • Mercury & Paraben Free With 97% Natural & 71% Organic Ingredients!



While there are many products that contain retnol, few list the amount. There is also a wide range of price ranges. The products above fall into the average price range. I have seen some high end priced retnol creams such as ReVive Intensite Creme Lustre Day . It has been quoted or described as the queen bee for luxury skin care. If you try it let me know, as it’s outside my budget. Or if ReVive is reading please send some some samples, and I will review it.

How to use

With any drug store cream or prescription product, read the directions. Hopefully that goes without me saying it. With products containing retnol you don’t need to use much. I would suggest using it every other night for the first couple of weeks. This will help avoid any irritation to your skin, if any occurs. If you’re using prescription tretinoin, use it exactly as your doctor prescribed. Ask your doctor if you should avoid using other medications on your skin at the same time.  As I suggested earlier I would only use at night, as the suns rays could irritate your skin further. You should be using a product with sunscreen during the day. Why try and reduce the signs of sun damage at night, and not protect your skin during the day.

What ever product you go with make sure you examine the ingredients and make sure you are getting what you want!